Thursday, July 15, 2010

WaPo pushes the limits of...everything

So Richard Cohen pens a column entitled:

"Thank You, Switzerland, For Freeing Roman Polanski"

Editors of the Washington Post see said headline and collectively think, "OK. Looks good so far!" Then they read the following:
The Swiss got it right. Their refusal to extradite film director Roman Polanski to the United States on a 33-year-old sex charge is the proper dénouement for this mess of a case. There is no doubt that Polanski did what he did, which is have sex with a 13-year-old after plying her with booze. There is no doubt also that after all these years there is something stale about the case, not to mention a “victim,” Samantha Geimer, who has long ago forgiven her assailant and dearly wishes the whole thing would go away. So do I.
When a 13 year old girl who was drugged and raped is referred to as a victim in print, it generally is without the skeptical quotes.

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